Old Ideas and New Ones

I guess I’m not very good at writing on this blog. But I want to be! I want to be able to chronicle my life through the publishing process. I guess maybe I just don’t have a lot to write about right now. My goal is to try and post something new every week.

First things first! I got a new job! I now work at an editor at a social communications website. I love the job and in my downtime I can brainstorm my new WIP (more on that later). I am commuting about three and a half hours a day, but I’m looking at the silver lining and using this time to brainstorm as well.

So. TOSOH. I have so many mixed feelings about this manuscript. I love it. I hate it. And back again. I guess I’ve never really hated it per-say, but the manuscript has caused me lots of anguish. It finally hit me that a huge plot point of the manuscript is just not working. I thought I could get it to work, but I can’t. I know how I’m going to fix this already, but it’s going to mean a major overhaul for a majority of the story. With NaNo just around the corner, I’m hoping to have TOSOH ready to query by the beginning of the year. I guess maybe that’s a little ambitious seeing as I have to write an entire book next month then completely revamp another the next month. I suppose we’ll see!

Anyway! Shiny new idea! This year’s NaNo I will be working on a WIP that I am (for now) calling HOW THEY LEFT US (HTLU for the future). It’s about aliens, abductions, government experiments and all that good stuff!! I’m super excited for this. I do have some hang ups like how I’m going to write the sections (four characters in third person) and make it so it isn’t super confusing. I’m currently trying to plan so that when NaNo starts I’m not flailing around trying to get my shit together. Also, a very amazing NaNo user flatlines made me a gorgeous cover for my project this year. I am going to post the picture below so you can all revel in how amazing it is!

Fingers crossed!

How They Left Us
My beautiful cover!

8 thoughts on “Old Ideas and New Ones

  1. Love the cover and good luck!!! I wish I could do Nano this year, but grad school is consuming my soul but I am working on my novel just slowly. Can’t wait to read it!!!!! I miss reading genres I love and I miss reading your work, you are good. When are you going to go back to grad school mister?


    1. Thank you!! Slowly is better than not at all! I’m debating on whether or not to go back to grad school right now. I considered doing a low residency for a program I looked into in New York. We’ll see though. Right now I have to work to pay off my bills! haha


  2. BTW do you remember that piece you wrote on when you were little with the can lid and the well flopping skin you should submit that to magazines. Oyez is closed for submissions as of this year, we are an annual magazine but maybe afterhours. That piece still resonates with me after all these years. Like serious submit it.


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